|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM|
This subject seems to be big this season. Not only are the Celtics one of those teams in the mix, but others around the NBA, and it's because of the hyped up draft class coming. I think it's fair to say that the Celtics are too good for this, and thank god they are. The Celtics franchise stands for pride, and this would have been a bull shit move by the franchise if they chose that road.
Of course the Celtics have played far better then expected, they sit at, 12-14. With the best record in the Atlantic. This season is far from over, and anything can happen, but with Rondo's return soon. The Celtics may stay near the top in the East, and why is that a bad thing? Can the Celtics compete with the Pacers or Heat? NO! But that doesn't mean much this season anyways.
Who can compete with those two this season anyway? The Celtics have some cash coming up, and many picks through the years, plus trade chips. The Celtics are good... They have Rondo, and players that go well with the system. In time they'll need at least one more All-Star type, and maybe that player is a Sullinger? Until then, checkout ESPN's "tanking" article.Only one out of the five guys over there said the Celtics shoul tank, give the entire article a read.
Herbert: Yes, sort of. The Celtics should be trying to trade every experienced player on their team not named Rajon Rondo. Boston is starting over, so every option should be on the table. The way Brad Stevens has his team playing defense, though, truly tanking might be tough.